The red variety comes from Georgia
, Synonyms are Dzvelchavi Obtchouri, Dzvelchavi Obtshinsky, Dzvelshari Obchinskii and Zelscavi. The name means "old blacks". It must not be confused with the variety Dzvelshavi Sachkheris
. The medium-maturing vine is prone to fungal diseases
, It produces fresh, dark red wines of simple quality with red fruit flavors, mostly with Saperavi
be blended. The variety is cultivated in the two areas of Imeretia and Racha.